I take my boards in the morning and I'm starting to freak! - page 2

In less than 12 hours I am to take my boards and as every hour goes by I'm starting to get more and more nuts!!! I know that I should go to bed and get a "good night sleep" but I have no idea how I'm... Read More

  1. by   mother/babyRN
    I know this is late but I hope all went well....Many good thoughts your way....
  2. by   tariet

    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to all of you wonderful and thoughtful souls (what a time to crash my Operating system! to many NCLEX questions stuffed into it and it blew a gasket).

    I really had a major case of the nerves and I want to thank you all for being so supportive!! Your thoughts and prayers worked!!
    I'm now a full fledged RN (I think I want to puke now :-)

    The boards were HARD!! STUDY!!!!
    I had many people tell me that their test seemed to center on one particular area but that was not my case. I had questions from L&D, ped's, ortho, Neuro, med-surg, pysc, home health, and oh yes the dreaded pharm!!! Don't let anyone tell you there are no pharmacology questions on the boards, there were on mine. If any area was heavy on my test it was probably psyc. Make sure you know where to put those manic bi-polors!! (with fellow manics, psycotics, major depressed pt's or in a group?) Just imagine yourself as a charge nurse (yeah right!)
    My test shut off at 75. I wasn't even paying attention to how many I had answered so when that screen popped up that the test had ended my heart about stopped. I came out honestly feeling that I could have gone either way. I definately didn't feel like I had nailed it, and prayed to God I hadn't failed it. I took it on a Thurs and got found out I had passed in the next Tuesday. I have to admitt I was checking the web site everyday. I still don't understand why they can't let us know right then and there if we've passed or failed. But then again it's better then waiting 6 weeks or more like those before us. It's still sinking in! All the nurses at work have been so supportive and you all have been great!! Thank you all! You've made my trial easier just knowing that there are fellow students and nurses out there rooting for me. For all of you getting ready to take the boards soon....1) study and 2) don't be afraid to post. The support of my peers made all the difference. I thought of all you guys last Thurs. and again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your thoughts! Tariet
  3. by   fnimat1

    "rn 2b in 2004"
  4. by   kats
    Yea! Congratulations to you! I have been checking to see if you posted anything and have been sending good thoughts your way. I am so happy for you. I have a long ways to go before I am where you are. I am just taking pre-requisites right now. I am working on enjoying the journey and not worrying too much about the destination though. You should really be proud of yourself.- Kimberly
  5. by   Marianne518
    Way to go!!!!! I have been checking everyday to see if you posted and am glad to hear your good news.

  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    Congratulations, Tariet! We knew you could do it!!
  7. by   bassbird
    congrats tariet rn!!!! :d

    thanks for all of your advice too. i will be taking the boards in june and it is helpful to hear what others experience with the boards.

    good luck with your new career!

  8. by   maire
    Congo rats!!! Knew you could do it!
  9. by   Mkue
    Congrats tariet

    WAY TO GO !!!
  10. by   Hooligan
    Yeah!!!!!!! I've been checking back periodically waiting for your reply! I'm so happy and relieved for you! Congratulations and have a day all to yourself!! Go get pampered...you deserve it!!!

  11. by   proud2bme
    GREAT JOB!!!!! Try to take a few days off and relax-you deserve it!